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In alignment with the Kentucky’s Early Childhood Standards along with The Creative Curriculum for Preschool® and the Goals and objectives of The Creative Curriculum® Developmental Continuum for Ages 3-6, combined with the core curriculum prescribed under the particular Montessori Curriculum methodology, this document serves as the core content tool available and to be utilized by teachers in order to convey a comprehensive curriculum that guides teachers in designing a preschool program in which children learn important skills and content, and develop social competence.
The Curriculum demonstrates for teachers how to provide experiences for children that fall under developmentally appropriate standards in the learning areas of literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology while also supporting children’s social/emotional development. The Developmental Continuum contains goals and objectives for children between the ages of three and six. Because children do not achieve an objective all at once, each objective is broken into three developmental steps showing the expected sequence of development for each objective. The developmental steps help teachers to determine each child’s current development in relation to each objective, and to decide what specific support and kinds of experiences will enable each child to develop and learn.
Within the Montessori classroom, multiple areas crossover content standards and include the progressive model of developmental continuum necessary for children to continually foster concepts and skills necessary for optimal exit. Other learning areas not specifically set in a precise continuum are as follows: practical living (adaptive, self-help, independent skills/concepts), sensorial (math, reasoning, spatial awareness/concept, sensory), botany (science), zoology (science, social studies).
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